Grateful Dead Live at Dane County Coliseum on 1981-12-03
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Nak 300's > Sony D5; via Peter Gallagher, Willy
- 2004-04-26 11:47:51
- Nak 300's > Sony D5
- Madison, WI
- Dane County Coliseum
Subject: Stronger vocals, little bass.
By the way, the bass and lows on the NAK 700 tape are actually pretty rare for '81 audience tapes, so it is special, maybe even rare.
I've been listening to 81 audience tapes for years and have gotten used to the high treble and low bass, so it's nice on the ears.
Great show, strong Jerry.
Subject: Electric Snow
Subject: Just a GRATE show...high energy. Play LOUD!
"Hear me now, believe me later!"
"Stay thirsty my friends!"
I seldom *rate* the shows for a number of reasons but this one is a keeper.
Great versions of every song. Seriously.
Subject: The Baby Blue by which all others must be judged
Subject: Fun Fun Fun
Subject: Nice Show
Very good Althea, Cassidy, Bertha. Deep Elem is a gem. Jerry really has fun. The band has a good sound this night and a lot of energy. Best 81 i've heard but i've only listened to a few 81's so far.
Subject: Very Thin Sound
Subject: Baby Blue
Subject: matador noodlings
1) i drove from minneapolis to madison in a nasty blizzard to get there
2) the noodling transition from drums to truckin sounds like spanish bullfight music from a matador movie. ok maybe i was "impressionable" but i still hear it now :-)
Subject: A Clear '81 Show???
Band starts out slow (Jack Straw gets flubbed), and if it weren't for Brent ripping it open during CC Rider, I'm not sure if they would have ever turned it 'on.' Nevertheless, the rest of the show rips up until Around (when the wheels run off). A nice Deep Elem rare electric. Top 5 Truckin'. Killer jam after Black Peter...too bad Weir stops it short > Around. Good show overall.
Recording 3.5 stars (just for lack of bass & some hiss), performance 3.25 stars (for slow start and weak finish). Average rating = 3.375. Overall a must-have show for your '81 collection.
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